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Are you 100% sure your fan settings/profile are kicking in? You may be idling 24/7, or it's not ramping up enough. Or there's dust

Take some canned air, blow that little deciever out. Download MSI Afterburner, or any overclocking/monitoring tool and set the fan speed or create a profile under certain temperatures. If that doesn't work, it's true, you could be running a BIOS that decided to take the day off.
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Are you using after burner..? Give it some more juice. Sounds like it's getting kinda hot, though. Replace the TIM with some MX-4 do some cable management in your case and cut the grills off of your intake fans if they have them, so you get more airflow into the box. Here's how I did it. It helps. Makes a good difference.

You got a good card there, bro. A way better card than a GTX 460.
 
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post #23 of 89
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Originally Posted by pwndupure View Post
I have to buy a video card, and a fan for the video card so it wont overheat? What kinda stupidness did my brother buy? Like I said, the card is getting clean air flow, so there should be no reason why I have to buy that thing. Is there any other option?
Other than setting a watercooling loop, no. GF100 chips were better than traditional house heaters.

Those temps, though abnormal, do not surprise me. Try setting fan manually to 100% with Afterburner. I'd also try reseating the cooler and add a fresh drop of TIM (MX2/MX4 preferred) to see if that helps. Also see if there is any dust into the heatsink, or as a last resort try an aftermarket cooler.

Lastly, i wish my own brother would give me an stupidity like that
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post #24 of 89
Make sure you fan is ramping up! Otherwise just set it manually to 100% in afterburner
post #25 of 89
Afterburner has a bug that when you start using custom fan profiles and then disable them, the fan is at idle speed all the time and doesn't work properly unless you exit afterburner or reboot the system. So check that.
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The fan is pretty clean, but I can't really get inside the case cause it has that stupid plastic on it (Waste of space imo), other than that everything seems pretty good. I am using MSI Afterburner to automatically control fan speeds, and I check nTune to make sure it's at the correct fan speed.
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The fan is pretty clean, but I can't really get inside the case cause it has that stupid plastic on it (Waste of space imo), other than that everything seems pretty good. I am using MSI Afterburner to automatically control fan speeds, and I check nTune to make sure it's at the correct fan speed.
You gotta open the card to access the heatsink fins. Just unscrew the screws on the back. Just before you do it, be sure to have some TIM as it would be an excellent time to reapply TIM, plus used TIM is no good and may even fail to contact, thus getting temps even higher.
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Mind I ask what TIM is?
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Mind I ask what TIM is?
Thermal Interface Material, a.k.a.: thermal paste/grease. One of the best (and cheap) TIMs is the Artic Cooling MX-2.
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